Ericaceae Gaultheria shallon Pursh


Nitinaht - Drug, Reproductive Aid

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., John Thomas, Barry F. Carlson and Robert T. Ogilvie, 1983, Ethnobotany of the Nitinaht Indians of Vancouver Island, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 104

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Scientific name: Gaultheria shallon Pursh
USDA symbol: GASH (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Salal
Family: Ericaceae
Family (APG): Ericaceae
Native American Tribe: Nitinaht
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Reproductive Aid
Notes: Large leaves eaten by both newly wed husband and wife for a firstborn baby boy.

RECRD: 47296 id: 15655